Electrical Safety: Caution with Damaged Home Contents

Electrical Safety: Caution with Damaged Home Contents

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on recovering from the aftermath of a storm that causes flooding and what you can do to protect yourself from electrical shock with your home’s electrical system. Tips include power line safety, proper procedure for having the electric turned back on in your home or business, and dealing with damaged appliances to avoid electric shock. Proceed with caution and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner dealing with flooding! 

Special Thanks to FBHerald.com, to Fort Bend Herald, to CenterPoint Energy and to Alan Spears, Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management for the article, Electric Company offers safety tips for storm aftermath. 

Electrical Safety: Appliance Hazards

Electrical Safety: Appliance Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on large appliances and what you can do to avoid an electrical fire. Tips include where and how you should plug in your large appliances and the pitfalls associated with extension cords and power strips. Also included are tips for maintaining electrical appliance cords. We always want to be safe with how we use our electrical products so we can prevent the possibility of fire due to overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home appliances!

Special Thanks to wwlp.com, to 22News, to Taylor DiChello, to Springfield Fire Spokesman, Dennis Leger, and to Brian Zippin, owner of Contractors Home Appliances, for the video and article, Protecting Your Home from Electrical Fires Caused by Appliances. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention for Older Homes

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Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention for Older Homes

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on the fire risks of an older home’s electrical system and what you can do to prevent electrical fires if you own an older home. Tips include proper appliance use to as not to overload an electrical system and when to call a licensed electrician to see if you need an upgrade. Awareness of what kind of electrical system your home has and what you need to do to stay current with your electrical needs can go a long way toward prevention of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as the owner of an older home!

Special Thanks to WALB.com, to Jim Wallace, Anchor, and to Sam Harris of the Albany Fire Department, for the report video and article, Officials Warn Residents After 2 Homes Damaged by Electrical Fire. 

 

 

Electrical Safety: In Your Home

Electrical Safety: In Your Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on your home electricity usage, which includes proper appliance usage, outlet usage, extension cord usage as well as light bulb choice. These tips can help reduce the likelihood of electrical fires in your home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to National Fire Protection Association for the video, Safety Tips: Electrical. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention Focus

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Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention Focus

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the overload problem that can lead to fires. Tips include proper placement and use of window air conditioning units and what to avoid to prevent overheating. Also mentioned are the proper use of electrical circuits and the importance of a proper fire evacuation plan. Taking the proper precautions and initiating the proper use of electrical devices and electrical-based products can help greatly reduce the issue of what can lead to electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner with your use of electricity!

Special Thanks to Lubbockonline.com, to Lucinda Holt of A-J Media and to the Lubbock Fire Rescue for the article, Lubbock Fire Rescue Warns of Electrical Overloads in Homes After 2 Weekend Fires. 

Electrical Safety: Hazardous Overloaded Power Strips

 

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips concerning the fire hazard possibilities that overloaded power strips can initiate and how to avoid them. Using power strips improperly is a hug problem and can be a serious fire hazard. Included are tips on how to use them properly and the dangers of discounted (lower priced) power strips for appliance use. Be careful with how you use power strips and where you plug in your appliances so you can steer clear of fire hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart where you live to help prevent fires and fatalities! 

Special Thanks to ABCActionNews.com, to Lauren Rozyla of WFTS WebTeam and to Chris Mack of Acme Electrical Services, for the article, Family: 8 Year Old Injured in Tampa Fire Has Died. 

Electrical Safety: Surge Protection

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on surge protection for your home and business. Provided are details on what a power surge actually is and what causes it as well as the damage that can occur to electrical equipment when one occurs. Also shared are recommended surge protection devices as well as clarifying what they do not do and the difference between surge protectors and power strips. It’s important to know just what certain electrical devices do so you know whether or not you are protected. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and business owner as you keep your equipment protected!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article, Surge and Protect. 

Electrical Safety: Air Conditioning Usage

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety warning concerning the potential hazards associated with AC units and where they are plugged into. Included are statistics in regards to electrical fires when AC Units do not have proper electrical setups. How proper installation of AC units can help prevent fires. Also shared are the proper use and function of surge protectors and what they are designed for. By taking appropriate steps to ensure proper use of AC units in the summertime heat, you can avoid electrical hazards that can lead to fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as an appliance user!

Special Thanks to Kingtreenews.com, to Michaele Duke, and to Williamsburg County Fire Chief, Randy Swinton, for the article, County Fire Chief warns citizens not to use extension cords to power AC units. 

Electrical Safety: Your HVAC System

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and maintenance tips for your home’s HVAC system which is of primary importance during those months when the heat is on outside. Included are warning signs to look out for that will clue you in on a system repair need as well as ways to keep your HVAC system running in tip top shape with regular maintenance that will help cut down on repairs and hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for offering these tips with their article, HVAC Maintenance: Get Your Ducts in a Row. 

Electrical Safety: Prevent Electrocution and Fire

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips in regards to appliance use and working outdoors to help prevent fires and electrocution possibilities. Provided are tips for proper use of outlets, extension cords and window air conditioners and the importance of GFCIs. Also mentioned are the risks involved in attempting electrical repair as a homeowner versus hiring a licensed electrician to do the work for you to keep you safe. Also included are the dangers of water near electricity, especially when working outdoors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to keep your family free of electrocution and fire!

Special Thanks to Newsplex.com, to Battalion Chief Richard Jones of the Charlottesville Fire Department and to Anthony Bowers of Design Electric, for the article, Staying Safe Around Electricity: